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Top Level Domains
When you're starting to craft a website these days you have to hit the URL running -- even before you've started the planning and coding process. In this essay, Tim Clukey of the Plattsburgh State University Communications Department, shares these insights into domains on the web. Taking it to the Top: A Short Survey of Top Level Domain Options
Software Review: Klix saved my Photos from doom
How much are your digital photos worth to you? Priceless? An old favorite of George's is resurrected under a new name and new company -- with a Mac OS X version that actually saves your photos from corrupted digital camera media... Klix (Image Recovery)
Jump into the Annual 13th Annual Fall Fonts Festival
Brown without the Blues
Joyce Dalman, a Print Broker with her own company Joyce Dalman Printing Services knows what it takes to deliver reliable color to her clients in Southern California. And if you're delivering brown for a client like UPS, it can't be just any brown. She knows how to build Brown without the Blues
Painter To Photoshop & Back Again
Many Photoshop users think the word "Corel" is a thing of the past. However, those truly in the know will say Painter does it all. We do get a lot of questions about using the two together -- so we turned to the award-winning fine artist, designer and educator Cher Threinen-Pendarvis with her excellent tips for Using Painter with Photoshop
Review: Marshall McLuhan ... Everyman's McLuhan
"McLuhan was right." said the Reporter, June 1976 -- You thought "Global Village" referred to the internet? Right? You thought "The Medium is the Message" referred to MySpace, or Google? Right? Maybe, maybe not. But you won't know for sure until you discover (or re-discover) Marshall McLuhan! I'm including this book review not just because it's a visual treat -- but because everyone should experience the thoughts and words of Everyman's McLuhan
Creating Typography with Character
Special guest author and designer, Maggie Macnab takes a look at today's typography. She provides some thought provoking insights into taking the right approach when designing with typefaces. See samples from some of todays graphic design authorities -- so you can learn how to create Typography with Character
What's My Font?
Author and Macintosh technical expert George M Engel -- with some rants, pet peeves, and favorite type faces -- and why (along with picture samples) as a continuation of last month's article. You can even download a whimsical font recommended by George in ... What's My Font
Video Marketing Tips
The use of videos on the Internet brings numerous advantages. Marketing expert Adriana Iordan shares advantages, tips and tricks for video marketing tools and techniques. Video Marketing Tips
Business Marketing & Advertising: Branding vs. Direct Response
Unless you're a ubiquitous consumer products company, the value of branding is far, far less than the value of direct response. Joel Walsh, web marketing and search engine expert explores Small Business Marketing And Advertising: Branding vs. Direct Response
Type & Typography according to George
Author and Macintosh technical expert George M Engel -- talks about one of his long time passions, type and typography -- he shares some of his favorite fonts and hard-learned tips on making a better newsletter... My Typography Demo
How much should I charge
In the Design Cafe I provided an answer to one of the most frequent questions we receive -- about pricing creative services. Whether you're a new designer, or a new freelancer, you need some basic starting points to answer the questions...
* How much should I charge??
* How do I find and get new clients?
* Lead Services: Pros & Cons
Designers tell their stories: What do you do?
DTG quite frequently receives email and inquiries from readers or students asking what it's like to be a designer. So, here are designers in the field talking about their experiences in this continuing series: Designers share insights into their jobs...
Each year we get a ton of inquiries from people who want to migrate into the design profession. They write asking questions about what it's like to be a designer. You can help us paint a picture of the Design Life by filling out our brief survey. We'll start an ongoing page which includes the best, and perhaps the worst, of your comments... anonymously of course. sponses. So, help out by completing the Design Pro / Freelancer Survey
Business: The ultimate design brief
Your design can only be as good as the brief you worked from. The best projects are borne from briefs that are open enough to inspire ideas, while being specific enough to feel workable. Shaun Crowley shows how you can elicit these kinds of briefs by providing clients with The ultimate design brief
Customers & Gaboon Vipers
A little humor from the pages of the Naked Serviceman -- those customers that are like nails scratching on a blackboard when they call.. You pick up the phone and you recognize the voice -- and know that you've been struck by another Gaboon Viper
There can be no good commerce without proper marketing. Adriana Iordan shares tips and techniques for proper marketing to boost sales reaching a specific range of potential customers. AdWords Campaigns?
Designing an interactive PDF newsletter
Publishing expert Rob Cubbon shares tips and tricks on how to use Adobe InDesign to make an interactive screen resolution PDF ... Designing an interactive PDF newsletter
Predict CMYK Color with Confidence
Remember, we told you about Tintbooks last year... today, print manager Joyce Dalman writes about the comprehensive CMYK Graphic Design Tool for building the color you want using CMYK so you can Predict Color with Confidence
Beach Blankets and Business
You'd love to spend a week lounging on the beach with your family. Problem is, you're an entrepreneur with no time for such frivolities. Right? Wrong! Ty Freyvogel shares six summer suggestions for entrepreneurs who want to pursue profits and still have a life